Amash: President's Budget Locks in Long-Term Debt
Amash: President’s Budget Locks in Long-Term Debt
White House’s plan raises taxes, increases spending, passes on historic debt burden
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (MI-03), a member of the House Budget Committee and the bicameral Joint Economic Committee, issued the following statement today regarding the President’s fiscal year 2012 proposed budget:
“Instead of fresh ideas and a bipartisan way forward, the proposed budget feeds Washington’s addiction to more taxes, more spending, and more debt. The White House’s own projections show a ‘new normal’ of debt that we have not seen since we were fighting World War II.
“Americans expect more from their representatives, as well they should. With four years in a row of trillion dollar deficits, the public demands that we be more than caretakers of a bloated federal bureaucracy. They deserve more than token cuts. They deserve a responsible government.
“I look forward to working with House leadership and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to remove the debt burden from our children and future generations.”
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